Youth & education

Young people are living, learning and negotiating their lives in an increasingly complex and challenging world. This calls for empowered, resilient young people, who play an active role in navigating their own paths.

For the past 60 years, The Young Foundation, and its predecessors and spin-offs, have worked to support young people to live fulfilled lives. We are passionate about reducing the inequality they face and work alongside governments, schools, universities, funders, charities, social enterprises and businesses to do so.

We also run the Young Academy, providing specialist capacity development and risk capital to social enterprises whose work raises the attainment of disadvantaged young people in England.

Our work includes Realising Ambition, the Young Persons Outcomes Framework, the seminal publication Grit, the pioneering of the Studio Schools movement, delivering Bounce Back in schools, supporting emotional resilience for gang members in Harrow and work on ‘SEED skills’.

We bring together venturing, research, practical action and networks of people to make a real difference. We bring extensive experience of supporting the replication of outstanding innovation, social investment in young people, and empowering young people to act.

Keep up to date with our work on youth and education by signing up to our mailing list, or find out more by getting in touch with Claire Hardy, Director of Applied Innovation: Claire.hardy@youngfoundation.org